Colon Surgery

The doctors perform surgery of the colon for various reasons including cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps and fistulae. During this procedure, also known as a colectomy, part of the colon, large intestine or bowel is removed.
Colon cancer occurs when a malignancy arises from the lining of either the colon or the rectum. Symptoms of this disease include rectal bleeding, blood in stools, bowel obstruction and weight loss. Surgery is possible if the malignancy is confined to the intestine. Colorectal cancer can be conquered if found and treated expeditiously. The risk of developing colon cancer can be reduced when following a diet which is low in fat and high in fiber.

Other procedures performed include the treatment of anal fissures and internal and external hemorrhoids. Anal fissures are small tears in the lining of the anus which can cause pain, bleeding and/or itching. A hard, dry bowel movement, diarrhea and inflammation of the anorectal area may all be causes of a fissure. Surgery may consist of a small operation to remove the fissure and the underlying scar tissue; it can usually be performed without an overnight hospital stay.

Hemorrhoids are swollen but normally present blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum that stretch under pressure, similar to varicose veins in the legs. Initial treatment is usually aimed at relieving symptoms, but in some cases hemorrhoids must eventually be treated surgically. These methods include shrinking and destroying the hemorrhoidal tissue. Hemorrhoids are usually not dangerous or life threatening.

  A. General Surgery
    1. Laparoscopic Surgery
      a. Exploratory
      b. Appendix
      c. Hernia
      d. Gallbladder
      e. Colon
      f. Hiatal Hernia
    2. Conventional Surgeries
      a. Hernia Repair
      b. Colon
      c. Stomach
      d. Appendix
      e. Thyroid
      f. Soft Tissue Masses and Skin Lesions

  B. Vascular Surgery
    1. Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
    2. Bypass surgery of extremities
    3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    4. Creation of arterio-venous fistulas
    5. Placement of central lines

  C. Varicose Vein Treatment
    1. TIPPS (Trans-Illuminated Powered Phlebectomy)
    2. SEPS (Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery)
    3. Deep venous thrombosis

  D. Breast Disease Management
    1. Evaluation of breast lumps (solid or cystic)
    2. Cyst aspirations
    3. Fine-needle aspiration of solid breast lump
    4. Stereotactic breast biopsy
    5. Sentinel lymph node biopsy
    6. Conventional biopsy
    7. Lumpectomy
    8. Mastectomy

  E. Gastric Bypass (Bariatric Surgery)

  F. Wound Management and Treatment

  G. Thoracic surgery
    1. Chest tube placement
    2. Removal and biopsy of nodules in lung and mediastinum
    3. Lobectomy

  H. Vascular Laboratory

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